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Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by nutterly_uts » 29 Aug 2015, 19:07

Hi everyone

I currently have an eglu with a few chooks in,but am wanting to increase numbers.
I love my eglu and have no complaints, and the Eglu Cube I "housesat" for was fab BUT before I stick to Omlet, I wanted to explore my options.
I've looked at Solway and Green Frog but I can't seem to find anything about the clever coop company beyond their website.

Does anyone have one from them? Are there any other large plastic coops I can look at?

Would like to have around 8-12 girls, but I'm not adverse to buying 2 houses as I'll be hatching my own replacements from time to time.

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Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by Moriarty » 30 Aug 2015, 08:18

Looks interesting, I'd never heard of them before so can't comment. Certainly the plastic panels look quite substantial. I have a GreenFrog which took quite a lot of time to assemble although all joints have metal snap clips and it is quite solid (and very heavy). Red Mite have only made an occasional appearance when I've been 'chickensitting' some friends' chooks, and the mite have been very visible and easy to eradicate; however GreenFrog are certainly more expensive. This looks like a much more affordable alternative...
my chooks: Sage&Onion, Roger the randy cockerel, Squawkbox, Bonnie 'N' Clyde, Pancakes, Custard, Omelette & EggNog. Plus four garden cats and another half dozen feral ones that I feed. And a nursery of pipistrelle bats in the verandah roof ..

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Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by nutterly_uts » 30 Aug 2015, 11:04

Thanks for the reply

I'm a bit concerned I can't find anything about them anywhere bar their web-page but they do look good. I'm not sure if I want to "risk it" based on the lack of comments, even though they do look good?! But then again, there doesn't look like much that might be wrong with it?!

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Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by nutterly_uts » 30 Aug 2015, 11:07

I've finally found this - off to explore this lead
http://www.snaplockchickencoops.com/

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Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by Diane » 30 Aug 2015, 13:05

They have a Facebook page which looks informative. On FB - they're called - The Clever Coop Company UK

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Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by Michaelpirty » 26 Jun 2018, 06:50

Hi all.. Im new to this forum, so hello

I am in need of a plastic chicken coop and I would love to know what others think of the ARKUS range? Are they easy to clean? Is it worth spending more money on an eglu?

Any advice on plastic chicken coops gratefully received as I cant afford to make a mistake

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Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Post by kated » 26 Jun 2018, 09:03

Hi Esther

I have no experience of them myself but you might check out mumsnet.com as I note that in 2017 there was discussion on Arkus coops. By now, the owners should have a year's experience of how they perform and you could maybe wake up the thread to find out more.

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